The Survivor Files


10 x 30’

Year of Production


Production Company

Top Shelf Productions

Commissioned By

TVNZ New Zealand



Life can change monumentally in just a moment. From a boy electrocuted by a staggering 11,000 volt shock, to a man who survived a plane crash that killed his pilot, this compelling series celebrates the wonders and mysteries of the human body and the power of the human mind in its will to survive.

Winner (2006): Bronze Award, Houston International Film Festival
Nominated (2006): Contribution to Design, Air New Zealand Screen Awards